2Yr Old Son with Ezema

Updated on August 20, 2008
R.A. asks from Surprise, AZ
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I have a 2yr old that has really bad ezema and I cant seem to get it to go away. I took him to the Dr. and he said to put Hydrocortisone cream on him. The ezema is all over his torso like sand paper I feel really bad, it is also on his bottom and it itches really bad. The Hydrocortisone just bleached his skin I am worried that he might have these bleach spots forever... Anyone who is going threw the same? Please help..

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Thank you to everyone for your advise. I cant put ANY lotions on him it seems to burn his skin and he just screams. I cant put anything in his bath water he flips out really bad like whatever I put in there is going to eat him... he does have immune issues he doesnt really have an immune system something to do with his T and B cells not producing the protein to fight infection. He does see a specialist for allergies and immue that is going to do an allergy test for 18 dif. allergies. He doesnt drink any milk he just wont but a lot of you said that exema is a diet issue so I think I am going to change some things there. Thank you for your time I am going to try some of the things you suggested. Thank you
R A

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S.L.

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the best thing for skin conditions is Recovazon - it is made of wild grown herbs from the Amazon rainforest - one herb in particular has been shown to protect skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun - the topical gel is in an aloe vera base which also makes if very soothing when applied - if you want more information about it feel free to contact me - good luck

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C.M.

answers from Tucson on

My nephew deals w/ ezema.... my sister has found that DHA which is omega-3 for kids helps his ezema. The omega-3 for anyone will help digestion.... sometimes ezema can also be a food allergy so the DHA would make sense to help that digestion. Hope this helps.... I buy DHA at Sunflower. :)

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C.L.

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My kids were allergic to grass. Allergy medicine has helped their ezcema from being on 70% of their body to 5%-10%.

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E.B.

answers from Phoenix on

Hello RA-
First of all, I am so sorry to hear about yours son's discomfort and skin irritation!

I would highly suggest trying Arbonne's Baby Care products! I have an 22 month old son and from day one I have been using all products exclusively. The diaper cream and body oil are especially fantastic when used together! I also use the body wash and lotion. He has responded very well to these products and the mothers that I have recommend Arbonne's products to have had nothing but successful things to say! One mother mentioned that she no longer had to see the dermatologist b/c the condition cleared up. Another told me that not only did her son's skin begin to clear up within days but he was sleeping better and not running fevers!

Arbonne's products are all natural and botanically based, fragrant free, no animal testing or bi-products. And most of all, products are approved by Pediatricians. My father is a pediatrician and pediatric oncologist and has referred many patients and nurses, who's children have excema, to me b/c he sees the success in using these products and knows that they are truly SAFE!

If you are interested in learning more about Arbonne's products, especially our baby care line, please don't hesitate to email me at [email protected]____.com. I always offer a 35% discount on all first orders and sometimes can even extend the discount to 50 or 80% off!

We also have a wonderful 45-day return/exchange policy if it doesn't work out at well as anticipated.

I hope you do find something that works and your son is no longer is discomfort!

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E. Brown
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Arbonne International
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G.D.

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eczema? i've had it all of my life, none of the creams doctors prescribed helped, most of the time they hurt really bad...lotions people have suggested usually burn and don't make things better..i haven't had any side effects like you've spoke of, yet i found that sesame seed oil works the best, you can use olive oil as well...it doesn't hurt at all and works pretty fast..when it's on my hands, i soak my hands in oil before bed and put some gloves on...the oils work well for dried lips as well...
bathing/showering in hot water and dehydration increase my breakouts.
i've found that the more i'm hydrated the less i have to deal with it.

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M.O.

answers from Phoenix on

I have been in your shoes. I know how frustrating it is to see your child suffering and not know what to do about it. Unfortunately your Dr. will not have the correct answer for you. The cause of your child's excema is most likely related to something in his diet. You will need to remove the most common causes of excema and see what happens. Dairy, eggs, wheat,and soy are the biggest ones. Also, keep a basic food journal of what he eats and you may see a trend. It can take anywhere from 2 weeks to a couple of months to see a change, so don't get discouraged. It is worth it. Once you see improvement you can reintroduce the foods one at a time for a few days to see which one or ones cause the excema. I hope this helps.

M. (Mom of excemic child)

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P.P.

answers from Albuquerque on

My son has super sensitive skin and our pediatrician down in Albuquerque recommended Vanicream. I buy it online through eBay for about $12/jar (shipping and handling included). I tend to buy 4 jars at a time so I don't run out. It's great stuff and his skin stays so nice. It's the only thing I can use on him.

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C.T.

answers from Albuquerque on

Try Cetaphil cream. Don't use the lotion use the cream. It is pretty expensive but the generic brand works just as well. My son had terrible exzema and it is almost cleared up now. I had to put the cetaphil cream on his several times a day the first couple of days and then twice a day and then just after bathtime. Now I don't have to use but amybe once a week. My son is almost 3 and you can not tell he has exzema. The more you use the cream the better it works at first. I get it at Wal-Mart or Wal-Greens. You can find it is the section that has things like noxzema and other face cleaning things. The lotion does not work as well as the cream at all. I hope this helps. When you wash him try using the Aveeno baby wash that says it helps with dry skin even dry skin due to exzema. That has also helped my son.

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M.B.

answers from Albuquerque on

My son had such bad exzema behind his knees for a year and a half or two and it used to look awful and itch him terribly. I kept asking the doctor about it and they would say the same. "put hydacortizone" many times a day. I put it on so thick it would ruin clothes because of rubbing off on them. Finally I pleaded with the doctor and she prescribed Triamcinolone ointment. I put it on the back of his knees about two maybe three days and it was gone completly and it has never been back (a year later). Maybe ask your doctor about trying that. Good luck

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M.L.

answers from Phoenix on

I have three kids..9yrs, 6yrs, and 4yrs. They all have excema. I would recommend that you try the doctor again and let them know that the hydrocort. is not working. My kids were all put on protopic about 5 yrs ago. and we still have to use it approx every few weeks. It has helped us sooo much! They had really terrible problems before the prescript. but now we rarely need it unless they have a flare up.(in the beginning they would need it 2 times a day.
When my 6 yr old started having excema they said it was allergy related...the doc was right because she turned out to be allergic to wheat. So mabye an allergy test would help your son. Hope this helps =)

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T.M.

answers from Phoenix on

Oh I am so glad that you ask re eczema.
I have just the stuff for you that will get results. Hydrocortisone cream will not help. It is just a temporary fix. My son had it too and I learned that eczema is an alergic reaction to the chemicals that are in your personal care products that you use on your little guy.
Arbonne has a baby line that is botanically based, pH correct and wonderful. It is called ABC (Arbonne Baby Care) and the wash and lotion clear up eczema. I have had wonderful results with it.

I would love to help you!

T. Bartell
www.tesabartell.myarbonne.com
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R.N.

answers from Albuquerque on

My 16 month old daughter has eczema really bad on her chin when she is teething, as the drooling irritates it and I use an all natural calendula cream. California Baby makes an odorless cream in a tub, and you only use a little, no side effects and absorbs into the skin instantly. it takes out the itching, irritation and redness immediately. There is also a thicker calendula cream made by Weleda, which is also odorless and without side effects, both of which I have found at Wild Oats Markets. I tried that cream by Aveno and it is only temporary and can only be used sparingly. The above mentioned creams can be applied as needed! When my daughter's chin itches, I will ask if she wants cream and she'll apply it herself as she knows it makes everything go away!

Good luck!

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J.G.

answers from Phoenix on

You may want to get him checked for food allergies! my neice has extreme exzema and they finnally tested her and shes allergic to many diffrent foods! my husband has Celiac disease and the more i read about celiac the more i see other diseases linked to it as well! you can find a lot of info on www.celiac.com or www.celiac.org goodluck

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T.H.

answers from Phoenix on

I have had the same problems with my boys. The most important place to start is to avoid putting anything on him that has mineral oil,talc,or perfumes in it. Our product supply lines have gotten really creative at disguising these product's by calling them something else, so if you are not sure of an ingredient listed on the bottle, please google it. The next thing to keep in mind is that our skin is our bodies largest organ and anything we put on it is absorbed into our blood stream within 28 seconds. I have a really good, all pure,safe and benificial product line I can give you samples of, and show how to order them. If you send me your e-mail address in a private reponce I can arrange to give you the samples, and show you how to order the skin care line that will help hom. I do before and after photos of children with exzema that used this product, you will be amazed at the difference.

T. H

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J.K.

answers from Phoenix on

I have had bad excema for 13 years. I've had many doctors give me prescriptions and I've tried most things that people have recommended. I've heard that it never goes away but needs to be managed. Well, a year ago in April, I've started using Renew lotion from Melaleuca and it really helped. I would only put it on at night before bed and it stayed away just using it once a day like that. I found that the symptoms would come back if I missed a night but hey that's better than having them come back the second I washed my hands. After doing this for a year, I missed a week and it never came back. Now I only use the lotion once in awhile. I use it on my kids too. My doctor gave me some as a sample before I knew about this company and noticed a difference but didn't get more. Then my aunt told me about it and gave me more samples. I can get you a small, purse size for $2 if you'd like. I'll order some in my next order. I'm ordering some anyway, so just let me know if you're interested. I don't sell the stuff so I'm not making money but you have to be a member or you'll spend more if you just order it without being a member. You can email me privately with your address and I'll send you some. [email protected]____.com

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J.S.

answers from Phoenix on

I suffered for years with ezema. I went to several doctors who prescribed ointments and creams - even prednisone! All this treated the symptoms but not the cause. Then I went to Bigler Dermatology, Dr. Lane R. Bigler, 6832 E. Brown Rd., Mesa (ne corner of Brown Rd & Power Rd behind Sonic by State Farm)###-###-####. He was the first and only doctor who actually was concerned with finding the cause. He gave me a list of ingredients NOT to use (you have to check the ingredients of soap, lotions, shampoos, detergents, etc) and also a list of products that are free of unwanted ingredients (such as parabens, fragrance, etc.). The difference has be amazing! I haven't had a bad case of ezema for a long time now. You might also want to test for allergies as I have found that I am sensitive to certain foods (like citrus, tomatoes) and pretty much all grasses and trees that grow here, and all of these can aggravate my ezema. Hope this helps as I know how miserable ezema can be.

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M.M.

answers from Albuquerque on

Hi,

You seriously need to take him to another doctor. As an adult who suffers with eczema, I can tell you that day in day and day out without the proper medication can be torturous at times. I sometimes itch so bad that I make myself bleed and sometimes it frustrates me me so badly that I break down into tears. I use a medication called elidel. But to the docors it's what they call "black boxed" meaning that it has the risk of breaking down the imune system durring use and makes the body succepible to diseases including cancer. I have been using it for quite some time now for six week periods with about 2 months of a break in between. It is one of the only meds that has given me great relief. It makes the itch stop on contact. Another med I use durring the 2 months off of the elidel is triamcinalone acitonide ointment. It's very greasy like vaseline but it gets rid of the rash and itchyness also. Take him to another doctor. but please don't give up trying to help him. Also try using soaps and shampoos that are not too scented. those highly perfumated shampoos can be irritating. Johnson and Johnson's lavender and chamomile baby shampoo is awesome. I use it on myself. Don't be afraid of this. You've got to face it head on. Use a lot of lotions like eucerine to keep the skin hydrated. Hopefully he grows out of it like a lot of kids do. I hope all of this has helped you even just a little. Good luck.

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S.W.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi, My name is S. Witte and I live in Mesa. I have a home based business I work in partnership with a company that manufactures health and wellness products. The have a lotion that will take the itch out of your sons eczema. It will also clear up the rash and it won' bleach his skin. It surpasses all of the medications thats out there and is even better than eucerin It's called Renew. I do have some samples I can give you. I do have a friend that her daughter had this and she changed her bath soap and clothes soap and started using this lotion on her daughter and she doesn't have any problems with it now. If you would like to find out more about it you can give me a call at ###-###-####. There are no bad chemicals in any of this company's products. They have been green for over 23 years. There is no formaldahyde(Q-15)or phosphates in any of their products. I don't mean to do a commercial but I am so positive this will help your son, I hope you will give it a try. Again my name is S. and my phone is ###-###-#### and my email is [email protected]____.com

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J.R.

answers from Albuquerque on

I have a 2 yr old son with Eczema. He has had the sandpaper skin too. Eczema runs in families with asthma or allergies. I would check for food allergies, but more than likely, it's just hayfever-type allergies. My Aunt is a PA & has concurred with what my dr. has told me - keep the skin as moist as possible - so the more baths the better. Soap him up right before you get him out. Stop letting him soak in soapy water. I stopped using bubbles too. Aquaphor on WET/close to wet skin (right after baths) & my dr. prescribed a steroid cream for flare-ups only (his got so bad that it was bright red & scaley), but you can only use that a couple times/day for no more than a wk. Hydrocortisone did nothing. This is kinda a stinky, but I use about 3/4 cup-1 cup of Apple Cider vinegar in his bathwater. I have velcro heels, so I put my feet in the tub with him & take a cup & pour the water over him while he's playing. (I don't know if it matters, but I use the kind with "The mother" in it). I bathed him in it every day for over a week & just periodically now. It's even better that he "drinks" some of it too. It does help (or it's just coincidence that it went away). Of course, like everyone else - every child is different, but vinegar has actually helped with a number of different ailments in our family - so what the heck - it's cheap & natural. Also - I read somewhere that they have linked Omega-3 deficiency to skin ailments (and other's mentioned this too), so I give my son Omega-3 supplements (gummies from Costco). Isn't it just a pain in the butt!! If you want to know more or have any questions about the vinegar - msg me - or even google it. It's weird to me how much vinegar has done for us. Good Luck!!

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N.G.

answers from Albuquerque on

Have you tried baby aveeno. There is one especially for exzema relief. We also have used both Eucerin and Aveeno skin relief moisturizing cream that come in tubs. These all have worked well for our daughter. Good luck!

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D.W.

answers from Albuquerque on

My son had a really bad case too. Nothing worked, even perscription creams. I ended up finding an unscented lotion bar through Southwest Lifestyle. It was amazing!!! After just one application - just after his bath - the difference in the morning was huge. It faded significantly.

the website is www.southwestlifestyle.com or you could call them at ###-###-#### - they are in Sandia Park, NM - just East of ABQ.

Hope it works as good for you as it did for us!!!

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A.

answers from Albuquerque on

Heal from the inside. Consider high vitamin Cod Liver Oil (high vitamin is the key). I've heard amazing results from taking it. Here's a past thread on this site with tons of responses that may help:
http://www.mamasource.com/request/4816533329153097729

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V.G.

answers from Las Cruces on

My 5 year old daughter and I have ezema and we use Vanicream. You can get it at Sams Club for about $6 for a tube and it is very worth it. It sooths the skin and the rash will go away after about a week. Try not to give him very long baths, I usually gave my daughter a sponge bath and used the cream right after before she dried off. The water helps lock in the moisture. When I comes back, which isn't very often anymore, I use vanicream and she is fine again. Don't expect it to work right away, but it does work!

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A.B.

answers from Phoenix on

Definitely try healing from the inside out. Does he have any food allergies? Have you tried eliminating cow's milk products? They are a common cluprit. You have to do it for at least 2-3 weeks to know if that might be the cause.

Also, make sure there are lots of healthy fats in his diet. Olive oil, flax oil, fish oil, etc. You can even use the olive oil on his skin. Natural is the way to go! Good luck!

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H.M.

answers from Phoenix on

You have to try flax seed powder. It worked really well for my daughter when she had eczema at your son's age. We would just mix a tbsp or so into some applesauce every day. It was so amazing. You can buy it very easily and cheaply at Trader Joe's or Sprouts. On a reassuring note, our daughter did grow out of her eczema after a couple of years so hopefully that'll happen to your son too!

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C.K.

answers from Tucson on

I always post this response - pure cocounut oil. It has natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It's amazing stuff that is all natural and healthy for you too!

Best,
C.

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M.L.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi R A. My son, who is 7 months, also has eczema. My pediatrician recommended Aquaphor or Eucerin. They both worked well for my son.

I hope this will help your son as well.

take care,
M.

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M.E.

answers from Anchorage on

Hi RA -

There are several herbal creams that will help heal your son's ezcema. Look for a cream with calendula, comfrey and/or chapparel.

Hope this helps,

M. M. Ernsberger
Certified Clinical Herbalist

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L.M.

answers from Phoenix on

My boy has ezema also on his torso & behind his knees it started when we switched him from formula to regular milk. His pedi. told me it could be from the milk. I should try soy milk & to shower him with dove exfoliating to help get the dry skin off. Not to bath him becuase of the water drying out the skin. No type of baby products becuase they has too much perfum. We use an over the counter lotion I believe it is ecucream or something of the sort. It cost about $7.00 a tub but it works great. He is now 5 & is doing great some out breaks with ezema but we try to take care of it doing this method. Good Luck!!

F.R.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi RA

Sorry to hear about your baby's condition. Try taking your baby to a naturopath and also a chiropractor for possible treatment. Either one might be able to help and if they do, you have nothing to lose...

Email me if you are interested for me to evaluate your baby to see if he/she is a candidate for chiropractic

Farid R., DC
[email protected]____.com

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L.C.

answers from Phoenix on

I have not read all of the other responses, but do see that you are pretty sure it is allergies, so you are on the right track. There is a non-invasive way to have your child tested and TREATED! The website for more information is www.naet.com.

Good luck, feel free to contact me if you need any more information.

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M.V.

answers from Phoenix on

If the other options don't help, find someone who sells melaluca products. There is a lotion they sell called 'renew'. But it's one of those pyramid companies so you have to be a member. But I had a few samples of it and it worked great. Let me know if you want a contact info.

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J.H.

answers from Phoenix on

hi, my bil has it really bad when it's humid and he just uses petroleum jelly on the spots. i know it is really greasy and messy but, it's a simple & effective remedy. there is a lotion they sell at Target in the infant isle i can't remember the name (of course) but, it's a tube w/winnie the pooh & tigger on it. Nature...something. you can't miss it w/the characters though and it's specifically for excema - it's a lotion w/petroleum in it so it's going to be greasy but not as much as pure petroleum. apply it as often as to keep the areas moisturized. hope you find this helpful.

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J.B.

answers from Tucson on

Poor little guy. My son has had ezema on occasion and I swear by the Eucerin product Aquaphor. It's like my "Big Fat Greek Wedding" windex!! I use it for everything.

Any time his ezema is acting up, I clean his skin really well and then slather it on. It takes a couple of days but it always clears it up. Good luck and I hope your son feels better.

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M.M.

answers from Phoenix on

I am in the same boat! 2 of my 5 have very bad exema. We have tried everything. There is a perscription steroid cream that might work for you. They do warn that it can thin the skin, and to use it sparingly. The best thaing that I have found, and believe me, it isn't GReat, is just keeping the skin hydrated with a regular scent free, pure lotion CONSTANTLY. At least 2 or 3 times a day. Honestly, about the bleach spots, I think they never completely go away. I really do feel for you. My 5 yr old has some spots that make me want to cry. When your little guy gets a bit older, like 4 or so, it may help to give him a daily dose of an allergy med, like Benedryl to help with the itching. I hope you find something! :) ps Have your tried yahoo answers? you never know. Someone else may know of something.

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A.R.

answers from Phoenix on

I had mild eczema growing up, but after my daughter was born it got really bad. I did two things:
1. consulted a homeopath. I have a great one, if you are interested. The homeopathic remedies have helped my system balance itself.
2. I did an elimination diet to help diagnose any underlying allergies. I ate only meat, rice, oatmeal, veggies for about a week and then added other foods back one at a time, over about 1 month. Dairy & wheat came last.

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V.W.

answers from Flagstaff on

My now 8 year old son also had extreme eczema when he was 2 and 3 years old. My pediatrician had us use Cetaphil lotion and bathe him with the Cetaphil body wash. It is a little pricey but we noticed a big difference within about a week of using it. You can get it over the counter at most places. Hope it helps.

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R.A.

answers from Las Cruces on

Hello-you might try Tea Tree Oil lotion. I have a customer whose son has ezema and she comes in regularly for another jar. she also uses pure castile soap made from virgin olive oil and coconut oil. She swears that it helps her son. I carry both in my store if you are interested but it should be readily available elsewhere. If not let me know. We also have the tea tree essential oil.

Good luck.
R.

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L.C.

answers from Phoenix on

My daughter has ezema also, the doctor prescribed her elidel and it has helped her a lot. It goes away immediately and she has no side effects. She is 6 so I don't know if your son might be too young for this, but it is safe for children. Take Care, L.

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T.S.

answers from Phoenix on

All of the products are great that everyone has recommended, but I would really get him checked out by an allergist. He may have some food allergies or intolerances. That's a huge sign, just a suggestion. Hope you find the source.

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R.F.

answers from Salt Lake City on

My daughter had eczema really bad when she was a baby, the doctors gave me the run around about detergents and hydrocortisone cream, which all did nothing. Finally I moved and my new doctor took one look at my daughter and prescribed a cream with a steroid in it. The eczema patches were gone in a few days. Specifically ask your doctor to prescribe something, if he won't...find one that will! As a side note, if you are looking for a natural remedy there is a juice out there on the market called Xango that has helped a lot of people with eczema. You can go to the website at http://mangosteenalliance.com/ford. Good luck.

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A.M.

answers from Phoenix on

Everyone had great suggestions, but every baby is different. I would first test for allergies, then I would make an appointment to see a dermatoligist to see if that bleaching is permanent. I pray it is not. My son had ezcema and I also used the cortisome cream but only in 2 weeks spirts. If you use it longer it can bleach the skin, as you know. I do suggest to use all Chemical free products. Wether it's Arbonne or Vanicream is what I used for my son. You can get Vanicream over the counter at Target stores. Use sensitive skin detergents for all clothes and run them through the rinse cycle a second time. Chemicals are harsh and can irritate the skin. Just take it one step at a time and remember, this is a common problem and most children will grow out of it. Best wishes!

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N.S.

answers from Albuquerque on

I see you already have tons of responses and I don't know if this will help or complicate things but here it is...My cousin's son developed severe eczema when he was only a couple months old. They discovered that it was an allergy to dairy. He was exclusively breastfed and whenever my cousin ate dairy the eczema got worse. His allergy to dairy was so bad that even if someone ate dairy and then touched him on his skin he would breakout. So, maybe you want to see if there is some kind of correlation between the food your son eats and his eczema. It could be some kind of allergic reaction. Best of luck to you.

L.H.

answers from Albuquerque on

Oh goodness!
I feel your pain! I also have a two year old son with excema. It's an agonizing thing to go through when it's really bad. There is only one thing that has worked for us. I have tried everything, including Arbonne products and things from whole foods. The only thing that works for us is this. First do a warm bath every night. Then as soon as he gets out, put an anti-itch cream over the affected areas. Then cover his entire body with Aquafor! It's really thick and kinda yucky, but when he wakes up the next morning, you will see a huge difference. Keep doing this skin treatment every night until its' under control. Then you can go to once a week. Good luck and let us know what works!

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S.R.

answers from Phoenix on

My daughter and son both have eczema and I had tried almost everything and it wasnt working. So I took my son into the Dr for a check up one day and she told me to try something new which was bathing them with a face wash called Cetaphil then after the bath to apply the Eucerin cream (the one in a jar) not the regular lotion and ever since then we havent had any problems allthough it did take about a week to work. The stuff is a little pricey but way worth it. Hope this helps.

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S.G.

answers from Phoenix on

I have a son also that suffers from eczema, plus a friend who has a son that suffers even worse than mine. Her husband drove their son out here to the Mayo clinic and they were told to switch to VANICREAM. There is a whole line of products from Shampoo to sunscreen. So when my son was born and he started to have problems I used that. Also I use Aquaphor it was the first thing I tried, I still use it once a week at night. When it was at its worst it was 2 or 3 times a day.
But there are other things that you have to do... Changes to 100% cotton clothing and bedding. Fragrence free laundry detergent and fabric softener. Never use Dryer sheets it leaves fibers on your clothes and his clothes which will bother him. I hope this helps.

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A.C.

answers from Phoenix on

The Arbonne Baby Care (ABC) line has helped a number of children dealing with eczema. You can find a consultant at www.arbonne.com or contact me directly and I'll send you the email and number of the consultant I use for Arbonne products. Arbonne products are safe, environmentally sound, and all-natural. Best wishes!

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S.W.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi
My son also had really bad eczema. We tried all the lotions and nothing worked. Hydrocortisone cream worked but we didn't want to use it all the time and it seemed to work only temporarily. Our pediatrician finally gave us an oil that is called Derma Smooth. Wow it worked great. It is a prescription so you would need to see your doctor to ask for it. I can't say enough about it. Now that the eczema is undercontrol we use it only at the begining of flare ups and it keeps it from getting bad. We also use Dreft or All clear laundry soap and try not to bath too frequently. You can get ahead of the flare up just keep trying what works for your son. Also we found that heat makes it worse so by the winter time it should get better. Good luck

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T.C.

answers from Flagstaff on

Eucerin is wonderful. The best time to put lotion on is after the bath when the skin has absorbed all the water. Apply
lotion or baby oil all over, especially where the ezema occurs. This traps the moisture into the skin. Good Luck.

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M.R.

answers from Flagstaff on

My brother in law experience this when he was a baby. Understand how difficult it can be. I really do not suggest the hydrocortisone cream because of the bleaching. There are natural creams you can find at Walgreens, pharmacists there can help you with any questions.
Simply keeping the skin dry helps. Unfortunately you'll need to limit play time outdoors...if i can remember my brother in law was always indoors playing. Itchy...yes...I remember him scratching and rubbing. Simply have to keep his nails cut short...may should file them so they are not sharp.
I remember my mother in law always using sensitive creams, washes, detergents...everything in contact with his skin.
As he got older each month it did subside. He did get better and his skin healed great. Think Pediatricians will tell you that young skin will heal very well.
I would watch out for chicken pox. My brother in law caught it with the ezema and it was really bad for him as a baby.
Just give him lots of hugs and kisses! He'll get through it.

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S.C.

answers from Albuquerque on

I strongly encourage you to NOT use that cream. It is full of chemicals that will not really solve the problem and will most likely result in more problems. I have a product that quite a number of people have used to relieve if not eliminate the problem. There are no chemicals (i.e. propylene glycol that DRIES YOU OUT) and no preservatives (i.e. any parabens will alter especially estrogen levels and can give you cancer). (I am convinced that 98% of products on the market DO contain chemicals and preservatives and THAT is the reason we have so many skin issues.)

I have one gentleman who used a combination of my products to ELIMINATE psoriasis that he had for SEVEN YEARS....NOTHING the doctors gave him helped. 1 month of use with my products cleared up his skin. NO I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND CANNOT PRESCRIBE. I CAN ONLY TELL YOU WHAT WORKED FOR ME AND A MULTITUDE OF OTHERS!

You can read my story at www.southwestlifestyle.com and read about the product that finally healed my skin. There is an offer in there to receive a full size body cream (a $14 value) for only paying the shipping & handling fee.
If you are in the Albuquerque area please feel free to call me ###-###-####)and we can get together!

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C.S.

answers from Phoenix on

It is not an easy search, but find out what is the cause. It could be the laundry products, food he is eating, evironmental chemicals, etc. At the same time, his immunity system seems to be challenged. Seek the assistance of an herbalist, naturopathic doctor or any other healer. Cortisone is NOT a good answer.

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T.M.

answers from Phoenix on

i knoow how it fells both of my boys have very sensitive skin my oldest has ezema real bad the only thing that works for us is this stuff called bag balm its in a green squar tin now you can only find it in the pet isle i know that sounds weird but it works its for cow utter when they get chaped in the winter but its great for ezema diaper rashes and any dry spots i use it on my feet when they get realy dry and it the only thing i use for rashes it can clear a rash in a day if you keep on it the only complaint i have is that its thick smells funny and it can stain cloths but it works my step son would come over brocken out with ezema and by the weekend he was cleared or almost cleared depending on how bad he was but if you kepp on it it will work

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J.S.

answers from Phoenix on

My son had the same thing - I was told to bathe him in lukewarm to cool water - never hot baths. I also use Baby Aveeno products which have helped his skin considerably.

I also use the following lotion following baths to moisten his skin :http://www.mustelausa.com/treat_baby_eczema.html

Hope this helps.

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